I believe that forge &
anvil is the best way to fashion a lasting blade. I prefer to make Pattern
welded blades, also called Damascus, with metals capable of making very good blades by
themselves, not just choosing steels by looks.
I would like to announce my book is now selling through this website and through the on-line
store at I Forge Iron's website. See hot link to the right side of this page.
I am a Blacksmith and Bladesmith. I do not stamp out knives, nor do I have a production line.
Its a very personal thing for me. As I am sure it is for you when you make your order with us.
I want to feel the steel moving, to smell the coal burning, and I see the blade take its form.
Many blades by others are made with special machines stamping out 100's or more
identical pieces at a time, or make knives by a process known as 'Stock removal', which is
cutting the shape out of metal and grinding until it looks like a knife. This is not quite
my idea of the best in knife making. I believe that forge & anvil is the best way to fashion
a quality blade.
Are you tired of re-sharpening a blade every time you wish to use it because the budget
blade won't hold an edge, annoyed at having the exact same blade and handle as everyone
else? If you are looking for a quality hand forged knife for hunting, or want a reproduction
of an historical piece for reenactment use, one that you would be proud to show off, or even
hand forged working sword, you are in the correct place for some of the best in hand made
Prices depend on style, size, hardware and exotic woods used. We make custom blades,
from simple to complex laminate steel, called pattern welded steel. I use 1095, 1084fg, 1080,
1045, 15N20, L-6, O-1, Wrought Iron, Pure Nickel, and Meteorite for my blades. I have only a few
blades for general sale at any given time, as most are made as custom orders, I love making damascus
blades, and have produced custom bowie knives, as well as blades for reenactments and hunters to the
Feel free to browse the pictures of some of the blades I have made. Only blades made by me here
in Fort Wayne Indiana, will have 'Fenris Forge' stamped on them. On my site you will find knives for
the camp site, kitchen, even recreation's of blades from earlier times. I make my own damascus billets,
and also offer preformed knife blanks that you can finish on your own.
The front cover for the new book.
I would like to announce my book
"Introduction to knifemaking" is now ready.
The book is in 6x9 inch softbound format with 209 pages and 102 black and white
illustrations. Regular retail price is $29.99 but for a limited time you can buy it from me rather than my publisher and save
$5 until the end of December 2014.
That is $24.99 plus $5 postage in the US, for a total of $29.99 delivered in the USA. Hardbound also available for
For hardbound or foriegn orders please Email me for information
This ladder pattern katana was a commission for a martial artist. See
the construction details in my "making a sword" section. Blade only MSRP $1450.00
this web site and all photos copyright ©2005-2014 fenris forge
last updated 16 December, 2014, 9:45 pm